About Tour De France 2017

With most pro cyclists being busy in training, the news of Froome’s recent collision has triggered much concern about the safety of bikers practicing on open roads.


Most have advised caution as well as sparked memories of the recent deaths that have occurred to pro and amateur cyclists recently. This might be troubles of the sport where avoiding the open roads can be unavoidable and leaves cyclists at the mercy of the drivers of cars and buses. However, the social media has now become channels through awareness is being sought by people driving who need to be respectful of cyclists and bikers so that such collisions and crashes can be avoided as much as possible.

There is much being anticipated as Tour de France 2017 comes round the corner, to begin on 1st July 2017. Many publications about the cycling community like Cyclingnews, BikeRadar and ProCycling have put together a guide of the tour of this year along with other necessary information. Continue reading “About Tour De France 2017”


NICOLE COOKE FIRES QUESTIONS AT TEAM SKY, CRITIQUES BRITISH CYCLING

Nicole Cooke, former world and Olympic champion made her skepticism of the declaration by Team Sky’s that it was the cleanest team in cycling known as she went on to ask some pertinent questions concerning British Cycling, Team Sky and Bradley Wiggins.


Cooke made mention of back in 2011 when a mystery package was transported to Wiggins, and his use of his therapeutic use exemptions (TUEs) as well, saying that she felt uneasy about the whole arrangement.

Cooke said: “Taking TUEs just before major events, it raises questions for me. It makes me skeptical of what they have done.”

She was referring to the use of a powerful corticosteroid by Wiggins before the Tours de France in 2011 and 2012, and the 2013 edition of the Girod’Italia.

She also fired some shots at Principal Dave Brailsford who claimed not to know what his riders were treated with.

“I find the stance of being the cleanest team and yet the team principal Brailsford not knowing what the riders are being treated with [strange].” Continue reading “NICOLE COOKE FIRES QUESTIONS AT TEAM SKY, CRITIQUES BRITISH CYCLING”


MILLAR ENDS HIS CAREER AT A LOCAL RIDE

Ever since sportsman David Millar turned professional back in 1997, a lot has changed in the world of cycling, and it is not just him either.


Millar had arrived the cycling scene as a 20-year-old talented sportsman which so much promise and after 17 tough years of challenging times and extraordinary victories, he prepares to make his exit as an accomplished professional.

Millar has been through quite a substantial number of ups, down in his career, and has come out to say that riding may not just be a part of his identity anymore.

In an interview with the Guardian, Miller said: Continue reading “MILLAR ENDS HIS CAREER AT A LOCAL RIDE”


Ian Bibby Triumphs At Chorley GP

Ian Bibby from NFTO Pro has reportedly emerged as the winner in the first round of Chorley GP and impressed everybody with a thrilling performance at the last few kilometers of the race.

The NFTO rider, who stays quite close to the Preston race track, crossed the finishing line all alone after he & his team-mate Dunbar (Eddie) attacked in the last few miles.

Both of them were part of this eighteen-rider break that went pretty clear on Rivington climb while they tacked 3rd of 5 laps yet it was not till the last climb of the same hill when that decisive move surfaced.

18-year-old Irish Dunbar came up with a  tough attack & flew up to the hill, afar from leading break & leaving just Bibby & Raleigh-GAC rider Steve Lampier in touch.

Three of them came together yet Bibby was ahead of them, flying off Eddie’s wheel to secure the victory. Lampier came up with the 2nd position & Morgan Kneisky from the same team took the 3rd place. Continue reading “Ian Bibby Triumphs At Chorley GP”


David Millar’s Book To Come Out This Year

The 38 years old David Millar, who used to be a professional cyclist is at present writing a book. Millar became 38 years old in January this year. No rider other than David Millar, has been able to become the winner of all the jerseys of Tour de France.

David Millar is the first British cyclist to become the winner of leader’s jersey in the three Grand Tours. David Millar used to ride for the French professional cycling team Cofidis and the American cycling team, Cannondale-Garmin.

He has said that his brand will revolutionise the perspective through which the sport of Cycling is viewed. David Millar retired from being a professional cyclist the year before in the month of September. But it would be wrong to assume that his life has become much slower. The success stories of Millar and even the controversies regarding him still persist. This year a book written by Millar will be launched. Continue reading “David Millar’s Book To Come Out This Year”


Froome Agrees For Tour France 2015

Great news for Chris Froome fans- after initial refusal to take part in the upcoming Tour France 2015, the 2013 Tour France champ has finally agreed to take up the challenge once again with full vigor, after Giro & Vuelta Espana next year.

The Team Sky star had to unfortunately withdraw from this year’s Tour France following a severe crash on the 5th stage. Thus, when the Tour France organizers displayed a rigorous mountainous route for next year, Froome had expressed his concerns.

However, Froome, who recently got married to his beautiful manager Michelle last month, is now back in full-on training with Sky in South Africa. He has already begun building his upcoming season to lead at Tour France. Continue reading “Froome Agrees For Tour France 2015”


Contador to skip 2015 Vuelta Espana

Riding legend Contador has announced he won’t be taking part in his squad boss’ Triple Grand Tour 1 million Euros incentive as he has planned to race at just Tour France and Giro Italia out of 3 Grand Tours the coming season.

Oleg Tinkoff’s Triple Grand Tour incentive idea seemed almost next to impossible the very moment he forwarded his proposition to Alberto Contador, 2013 Tour France champion Chris Froome from Team Sky, Giro Italia hero Nairo Quintana & the reigning Tour France champion Vincenzo Nibali.

Nibali ruled out Tinkoff’s idea almost immediately while Froome placed a huge question mark regarding his participation in Tour France 2015 the moment the tour route was declared given absence of the time trials. The famous Team Sky rider remarked that he is on for Vuelta Espana and Giro Italia next year but would miss out on Tour France.

Thus, the Triple Grand Tour Challenge is on hold at present, especially after Tinkoff-Saxo’s Vuelta 2014 champion Contador declared to bypass the home race in the coming 2015 campaign, despite participation in French and Italian grand tours. The iconic Spaniard rider stressed that a back-to-back ride from Giro & Tour might limit his caliber while the peloton marches off right from Utrecht next July.

“The plan that I have on paper is to race at Giro & Tour France & I feel that would be quite  tough challenge”, stated Contador while speaking about his next year Grand Tour plans. “I understand that Giro & Tour back-to-back might undermine my very options at the Tour yet Giro Italia is some race which inspires me & such a championship that I like immensely.”

According to experts, if Oleg Tinkoff’s idea is to transform in reality, the overall distance covered in the 3 Grand Tours have to be reduced.